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Fri December 30, 2011
#2 News Story of 2011: Municipal Elections
Voters came out to the polls for this year’s municipal elections as SBI investigations were underway in Oak Island and Carolina Beach.
WHQR’s Asia Brown reports that this year’s elections made it to #2 on the WHQR top ten story countdown.
In Oak Island, mayoral incumbent Betty Wallace defeated Bob Seidel by nearly 50 percentage points.
In Carolina Beach, former mayor Ray Rothrock beat opponents Pat Efird and Dan Wilcox.
On the northern edge of New Hanover County, voters in Castle Hayne took a firm stance against incorporation with 75 percent opposing the measure.
In Wilmington, incumbent Bill Saffo won by more than 40 percentage points and will continue serving in the mayor’s post.
As usual, municipal election voting rates were low with just 17 percent of New Hanover County voters making it to the polls.